Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America’s Pioneering Woman In Space.
Most people know Sally Ride as the unflappable young astronaut who soared into history in 1983 as the first American woman in space. This new photobiography, written by Sally’s life, writing, and business partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy, offers an intimate look at the real person behind the iconic image. Poignant and funny memories from family, friends, and colleagues come to life amid dozens of never-before-published personal photos.
The photobiography vividly describes Sally’s formative years as a feisty California schoolgirl who loves both sports and science. It follows her dogged pursuit of competitive tennis until she opts out of a pro career because what she really wants is to be a physicist.
Later, readers get an inside view of Sally’s astronaut training and a front-row seat as she blasts off aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Finally, the book recounts Sally’s post-NASA career, when she puts her celebrity to use to promote science education and to open doors for girls and women in all fields.
This photographic journey through the life of Sally Ride will captivate readers of all ages with its inspiring story of a determined young girl who made up her mind to reach for the stars.
- Age Range: 10 & up
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (October 6, 2015)